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An Old School, a Rain Story, a Secretaries Week and Anna Black

An Old School

Was surfing friendster when I found a group for my old school. I realised most of the pre-war schools like mine had Latin motto's. Its kind of like a colonial relic, they were trying to motivate the students to excel. My school motto was 'Finis Coronat Opus' which means Hardwork is the Pathway to Success or something like that. There was even a stairway to nowhere in the middle of the school which I suspect is not there anymore.
Being one of the top schools in the country, strangely enough, all the evil masterminds studied there too. I prefer to say, we were all evil geniuses bend on taking over the world. And as history goes, like every other school in the world, most of us are not in touch anymore. Many are scattered around the world, not anymore in the taking over the world business, but rather finding a direction in life. It is indeed interesting to view this institution called schools as a place where we build the early part of our lives, just to end it abruptly to move on into a different direction. Maybe it's time it needs to be redirected, made more relevant to this century. So did your school have a motto? Please do share.

A Rain Story

Somewhere in this country, at a traffic light, few days ago, after work on the way home, someone said to me" Look at the sky, I think it's going to rain..." And the rest is a wet wet history. I don't know whether to like rain or just keep on cursing everyday, but why does it rain at exactly the time when we go to work or go home from work. It was same at school, at university, when we want to go somewhere important, you get the point. Do you think rain has some form of consciousness, or is it we're simply not prepared to face nature?

A secretaries Week

It's secretaries week (next) week, and its supposed to be celebrated on the last full week of April. Secretaries day itself will be on April the 26th. (But then why is everyone celebrating it since last week?). I wish all secretaries out there a Happy Secretaries Week and what would the world be without you guys. I can see all the bosses killing themselves, the guys having no one to flirt with and the printers running out of paper and dying a slow death, and the worst of all, the contract staff not getting their salaries, no one to call and ask for emergency leave...We love you guys!
Found out from this site;[IAAP] that secretaries Week has been renamed to Administrative Professional's Week.

Anna

Anna Black is a blogger from UK who makes really cool short movies. Visit her site at;[AnnaBlack]

Comments

Keshi said…
ok I just got here :)

**So did your school have a motto? Please do share.

yes...WE SCATTER LIGHT

nice one na...



**why does it rain at exactly the time when we go to work or go home from work.

dunno..mebbe cos rain is lonely too and loves our company...


**I can see all the bosses killing themselves, the guys having no one to flirt with and the printers running out of paper and dying a slow death, and the worst of all, the contract staff not getting their salaries, no one to call and ask for emergency leave

lol good one! well I guess ur celebrating my secretary too ;-)

Keshi.
visithra said…
evil geniuses? bah! that was my school - we even stole chemicals for our devious plans muahaha
Jeevan said…
My school encourages us to participate in sports activities.

I think the rain comes when we go some were impotently, its nature. Malaysia has rain forests?

nice to know about secretaries week.
lucas (ex-evil genius from ibrahim currently lost in england) said…
Verbatim from the Bristol Uni website:

Vim promovet insitam, from the fourth Ode of Horace's fourth book meaning '(Learning) promotes one's innate power.'

although in my experience over there it should have been drinking promotes projectile vomiting.
Ghost Particle said…
Hye guys

[keeshi]
We scatter light is trully amazing!

[Visi] Ok ok we stole stuff to...just that we dowan to tell...:p

[Jeevan] Thanx bro...yeh sports...thats another story for another day...

[Luke] Brother...hahah...so finally u commented...yeh...we are the evil dudes... :p and nice motto...tell me bout vomiting...shees...we should have a sesion soon...
I spent 12 year sin my school n dont remember the motto or logo or what ever...I just remember the graphic of a pen and a book or something..ANyway I have asked my ex school mates if they remember wht it was over yahoogroups n sure they wud not be as silly as me n will give me an answer...

Secretary week/....Hearing baout this for the firs time...goood..everyone has their own day!!!

:)
Hey someone dropped by my school motto- Reach Out, Reach High, Reach Beyond..I wonder if I would ever remember this!?
Keshi said…
that was my school motto...not something made up by the students...twas the original one. Glad u liked it :)

Keshi.
Maran said…
I was asking the rain question too :-)

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